SLNA Newsletter - Sept. 23, 2020
King-Parliament Secondary Plan Review
SLNA members and all residents are invited to participate in upcoming consultations on the King-Parliament Secondary Plan and Zoning Review.
As detailed below, the City of Toronto will be holding a virtual public open house and information sessions toward the end of October to present proposed revisions to the policies and changes to the Zoning By-law.
Notices will be sent to homes in the area for these events along with an e-update to those subscribed.
Virtual Open House:
Thursday, October 22, 2020
via WebEx Events (link information to be provided in the coming weeks)
Focused Info Sessions (all via WebEx):
1. Queen Street East and Corktown Areas
Monday, October 26
2. Heritage, Parks and Public Realm
Thursday, October 29
3. Jarvis-Parliament Area
Tuesday, November 3
Heritage News: The Tivoli Theatre
On December 28, 1928 the first talking motion picture a horror film called The Terror was shown in Toronto at the Tivoli Theatre on Richmond Street (now the site of the Cambridge Suites Hotel).
It was ‘talking pictures’ that killed Vaudeville however those Vaudevillians who could speak well enough to be recorded went on to have long careers in talking pictures like WC Fields, Milton Berle, Red Skelton and Canadian great Marie Dressler.
While ‘The Jazz Singer’, starring Al Jolson, is recognized as the first big studio backed talking motion picture when it was released in October 1927 however we here in Toronto didn’t get the Jazz Singer until January 1929 a few weeks after ‘The Terror’ had opened.
Another interesting footnote of early movie lore is that the female co-star both in The Terror and The Jazz Singer was actress May McAvoy whose final film appearance was in a small part of the 1959 version of Ben-Hur.
Free Walking Tours with Bruce Bell for September!
Downtown Toronto Architectural Tour: Monday September Sept, 28 at 10am
Historic Distillery District: Saturday Sept 19 at 10am
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST
All tours are 90 minutes long and are all outdoors.
Each tour is limited to 10 people.
Social distancing in place and please bring a mask.
Tours are FREE however gratuities are welcomed.
For reservations email email@example.com to receive confirmation and meeting details.
Next SLNA Community Meeting
The next St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association Community Meeting will happen on Wednesday, September 30th
at 7 p.m.
Like our previous meeting, this will once again be held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform due to restrictions on in-person meetings as a result of the current pandemic.
We are pleased to share with you information on the key presentations for our September 30th meeting:
The Unveiling of Park Design Improvements and the New Pavillion at
St. James Park
--Kristine Morris, Chair of the Friends of St. James Park
Homelessness in Our City and the Response
--Stewart Linton, SLNA Director
The Heritage Conservation District Designation for the
St. Lawrence Neighbourhood
--Suzanne Kavanagh, Chair, SLNA Development Committee
Chatting to Wellness
An overview of the services provided by this organization established to address senior loneliness and mental health
Link and information to help you participate in the September 30 SLNA Online Community Meeting:
When: Wed Sep 30, 2020 7pm – 9pm Eastern Time - Toronto
Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84638329164 (map)
Who: Residents of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood
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SLNA Annual General Meeting
As many of you are aware, we have had to change the date for the SLNA Annual General Meeting and election of Directors for the Association's board a number of times, initially due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequently due to scheduling needs.
Following is information on our newly confirmed date for the 2020 SLNA Annual General Meeting and Election:
When: Wednesday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Where: Online - we will host the meeting on the Zoom videoconferencing platform
All delegates and members of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood are invited to attend the SLNA's Annual General Meeting on October 28. We specifically urge all building, condo and home association delegates to plan to virtually attend this event to represent their building in the voting of motions and the election of new directors for the SLNA board.
The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity to learn about the issues and projects led or addressed by the SLNA over the past year and to raise questions and discuss the overall work and goals of this neighbourhood association.
Instructions on how to use Zoom
The link for the October 28th meeting will be provided in an upcoming newsletter.
Call for Nominations - SLNA Board
he SLNA continues to be accepting nominations for open positions on the SLNA Board. ALL delegates are invited to nominate candidates for the SLNA Board of Directors. The election for open positions will take place during the October 28th Annual General Meeting.
As a result of Director terms ending and prior resignations we have six board openings as follows:
The SLNA Community Meeting takes place ten times per year and the Board normally meets once a month.
Currently the Board meeting is held the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Returning to the board to complete their terms are:
Bruno Leps until 2021
Toby Tenenbaum until 2022
DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM (NOTE: deadline for submission of nominations is now OCTOBER 21 )
Thanksgiving Feast - To Go
From Cafe Nicole - Novotel on The Esplanade
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